Dream Hotel Group has appointment Randy Taormina to area managing director, Dream Hotels, in New York City. Taormina will oversee the day-to-day management of Dream Downtown and executive oversight of Dream Midtown properties in Manhattan.
With almost 20 years of experience, Taormina was previously the general manager of Dream Midtown. Before Dream Hotel Group, he worked Highgate Hotels, serving as area managing director in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area, general manager at the Refinery Hotel in New York City, and general manager of Doubletree by Hilton Syracuse. During Taormina's time at the Refinery Hotel, it was named a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award-winner during its opening year with a 94 percent approval rating, one of only three New York City hotels to make the list.
Before working with Highgate, Taormina spent eight years with Lodgian Inc. as a general manager at properties in Dallas, Phoenix, Denver and Pittsburgh under Marriott, Hilton, and IHG.
Taormina became the youngest general manager at 24 within Lodgian’s 90-hotel portfolio. There he ran some of its highest revenue-generating properties.
Dream Hotel Group currently owns 16 hotels open today and 26 additional properties, including nine new locations scheduled to open by the end of 2020. The company operates under the names Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, The Chatwal, and Unscripted Hotels brands. New locations will open in Dream Delhi, The Time Dominican Republic Unscripted Dominican Republic Dream Gasveli Maldives Dream Oceanami Villas & Spa in Vietnam (opening this year) and more.